7 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR
The tall back and drop-in seat covered in red cotton damask, with outcurved arms, on acanthus-carved cabriole legs terminating in lion-paw feet and joined by a waved X-stretcher
43 in. (109 cm.) high; 23¼ in. (62 cm.) wide; 20½ in. (52 cm.) deep
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This armchair has the 'shepherd's crook' arm often seen on contemporary English armchairs. It also has a tall rectangular back often found on Irish chairs such as those probably supplied to Thomas Kavanagh (d. 1790) of Borris, Co. Carlow soon after inheriting the Borris estates on the death of his father in 1741.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, p. 215, cat. no. 49.